Mac Powell

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Mac Powell
Mac Powell at Glory Revealed II
Mac Powell at Glory Revealed II
Background information
Birth nameJohnny Mac Powell
Born (1972-12-25) December 25, 1972 (age 49)
Clanton, Alabama, U.S.
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Genres
Occupation(s)Songwriter, producer, musician
InstrumentsVocals, guitar
Years active1994–present
LabelsGrayDot, Reunion, Essential
Associated acts
Websitemacpowell.com, thirdday.com

Mac Powell (born Johnny Mac Powell; December 25, 1972), originally from Clanton, Alabama, is an American singer, songwriter, producer, and musician who formed the Christian rock band Third Day with guitarist Mark Lee, with both of them being the only continuous members of the band prior to their disbandment in 2018. Powell also delves into country music, having released several independent country albums.[1] As of 2021, he continues his career in Christian music as a solo artist.[2]

Powell won the 2002 Gospel Music Association award for "Male Vocalist of the Year".

Background[edit]

After his family moved from Alabama to Georgia, Powell attended McEachern High School in Powder Springs, Georgia, where he met Lee and became involved in a band known as "Nuclear Hoedown". This experience resulted in further collaboration when he began writing songs about his faith, formed a Christian band called Third Day, and eventually landed a record deal with Gray Dot Records. Powell lives in Atlanta, Georgia, with his wife, Aimee and five children: Scout, Cash, Camie Love, Emmanuel, and Birdie Clare.

Independent projects[edit]

Powell has collaborated with other artists on numerous occasions, most notably in the City on a Hill series, and more recently in the Glory Revealed series. Credits include:

Producer[edit]

  • 2004, Co-producer on Fusebox's Once Again album
  • 2009, Co-producer on Revive's Chorus of the Saints album

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Title Album details Peak position
US
Christ

[5]
US
Heat

[6]
US Country
[7]
US
Ind

[8]
Mac Powell
  • Released: August 21, 2012
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: Digital download
31 66
Southpaw
  • Released: October 28, 2014[9]
  • Label: Independent
  • Format: Digital download, CD
Mac Powell and the Family Reunion[A]
  • Released: June 29, 2018[10][11]
  • Label: n/a (self-release)
  • Format: Digital download, CD
December
(Mac Powell and the Family Reunion)
  • Released: November 27, 2018[12]
  • Label: n/a (self-release)
  • Format: Digital download, CD
Back Again[B]
(Mac Powell and the Family Reunion)
4 24
New Creation
  • Released: October 15, 2021
  • Label: Sparrow
  • Format: Digital download, CD
3

Notes

  1. ^ Mac Powell and the Family Reunion was not released by a record label, but made available at the artist's shows and website. The following year it morphed into the Back Again album with 5 additional tracks when released by the Thirty Tigers record label.
  2. ^ Back Again was previously partially available at the artist's shows and website with the title Mac Powell and the Family Reunion.

Singles as lead artist[edit]

Year Single Peak position Album
US
Christ.

[14]
US
Christ.
Airplay

[15]
US
Christ.
AC

[15]
2019 "Back Again"[16] Mac Powell and the Family Reunion
"Away In A Manger / Joy To The World"
with Brandon Heath
42 December
2021 "River of Life" 21 13 13 New Creation

Singles as featured artist[edit]

Year Single Artist Peak position Album
US Christian
[14]
US Country
[17]
2005 "Believe Me Now" Steven Curtis Chapman featuring Mac Powell 27 All Things New
2007 "By His Wounds" Glory Revealed featuring Mac Powell, Mark Hall, Steven Curtis Chapman, and Brian Littrell 8 Glory Revealed
2009 "Over the Next Hill" Brooks & Dunn featuring Mac Powell 55 Billy: The Early Years (soundtrack)
2017 "Open Hands" Laura Story featuring Mac Powell 30 Open Hands

Compilation contributions[edit]

Released Song Album Label(s)
September 23, 2011 When Love Sees You (Jesus) Music Inspired by The Story EMI Christian Music

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Third Day Frontman Launches New Chapter With Mac Powell & the Family Reunion: Listen to 'Back Again'". Billboard. June 6, 2019. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  2. ^ "Mac Powell - New Creation". jesusfreakhideout.com. October 15, 2021. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  3. ^ "Country Album". Billboard. Retrieved July 23, 2012.
  4. ^ "Country Album". Jesus Freak Hideout. Retrieved August 5, 2012.
  5. ^ "Mac Powell Album & Song Chart History - Top Christian Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  6. ^ "Mac Powell Album & Song Chart History - Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  7. ^ "Mac Powell Album & Song Chart History - Country Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved August 30, 2012.
  8. ^ "Mac Powell Album & Song Chart History - Independent Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  9. ^ Matt Bjorke. "The Weekly Release Report: October 27, 2014". RoughStock. Retrieved October 29, 2014.
  10. ^ "Mac Powell and the Family Reunion". Archived from the original on July 15, 2018. Retrieved July 15, 2018.
  11. ^ "Mac Powell and the Family Reunion". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  12. ^ "December - Mac Powell and the Family Reunion". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  13. ^ "Back Again - Mac Powell and the Family Reunion". Jesusfreakhideout.com. Retrieved November 2, 2021.
  14. ^ a b "Chart History - Mac Powell". Billboard. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  15. ^ a b "Chart History - Mac Powell". Billboard. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  16. ^ "Mac Powell and the Family Reunion Releases 'Back Again'". CCM Magazine. Retrieved December 2, 2020.
  17. ^ "Chart History - Mac Powell". Billboard. Retrieved December 2, 2020.

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